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Hall of Fame Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for June 29

Last Updated 07-08-2023

🏆⛸David Jenkins -- is 87 in the year 2023 and 88 in the year 2024; b.6/29/1936
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater
Misc: brother of Hayes; 3-time world champion (1957-59); won gold medal at 1960 Olympics.

🏆🏒Lawrence Winslow "Larry" Pleau -- is 76 in the year 2023 and 77 in the year 2024; b.6/29/1947 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NHL General Manager, NHL Coach, NHL Center
Misc: played 1968-1979
Sports Teams: New England Whalers (WHA), Springfield Indians (AHL), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Jersey Devils (EHL)

🏆🥊Leo Burke -- is 75 in the year 2023 and 76 in the year 2024; b.6/29/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: RN: Léonce Cormier

🎵🎸Ian Paice -- is 75 in the year 2023 and 76 in the year 2024; b.6/29/1948
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock and Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Deep Purple

🏆🏈Dan Dierdorf -- is 74 in the year 2023 and 75 in the year 2024; b.6/29/1949
Hall of Famer, Sports Commentator, Sports Analyst, Football Announcer, NFL Player
Names/Places: b. in Canton, Ohio
Misc: Pro Bowl 6x
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1971-1983)
TV Shows: ABC Sports; Monday Night Football (analyst)

⚛🏆Paul Boyton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1848 N.S. d.4/19/1924 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Adventurer (m), Olympic Athlete, Irish
Names/Places: NN: The Fearless Frogman
Misc: best known for his water stunts

🏆⚾Wilbert Robinson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1863 d.8/8/1934 (71)
Hall of Famer, MLB Manager, MLB Catcher
Names/Places: NN:Uncle Robbie
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Athletics (1886-1890), Baltimore Orioles (AA/NL, 1890-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (1900), Baltimore Orioles (AL, 1901-1902), Baltimore Orioles (manager, AL, 1902), Brooklyn Robins (manager, 1914-1931)

🏆Gottlob Walz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1881 N.S. d.??/??/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, German

🎭🎵"Slim" Pickens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1919 d.12/8/1983 (64)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Kingsberg, CA; RN:Louis Bert Lindley Jr.; d. in Modesto, CA
Misc: some say d. November 20; in Cowboy Hall of Fame; 1930s top rodeo clown, 1940s western films, 1950s western TV supporting player
TV Shows: The Outlaws, Custer, BJ & the Bear (as Sgt. Beauregard Wiley), Hee Haw, Filthy Rich (as Big Guy Beck)
Movie Titles: Blazing Saddles, Dr. Strangelove

⛪🏆⚾Harmon Killebrew -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1936 d.5/17/2011 (74)
Hall of Famer, Mormon, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: MN:Clayton
Misc: 13x All-Star, AL MVP 1969; slugger who led AL in HRs 6 times and RBI 3 times; 573 career HRs; Twins #3 retired
Sports Teams: Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1954-1974), Kansas City Royals (1975)

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🏆🏈Claude Humphrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1944 N.S. d.12/3/2021 N.S. (77)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive End, American
Misc: 6x Pro Bowl, 5x First-team All-Pro, 3x Second-team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Atlanta Falcons (1968-1974, 1976-1978), Philadelphia Eagles (1979-1981)

🎵Little Eva -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1945 d.4/10/2003 (57)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bellhaven, NC; RN:Eva Narcissus Boyd
Misc: not b. in 1944
Song Titles: Locomotion

🏆Craig Sager -- Birth Anniversary -- b.6/29/1951 N.S. d.12/15/2016 N.S. (65)
Hall of Famer, Sports Journalist
Misc: Sports Reporter; in the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

✍⚖Henry Clay -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1777 d.6/29/1852 (75)
Hall of Famer, Orator (m), Politician (m), Statesman (m), Lawyer (m)
Names/Places: NN:The Great Compromiser

🏆🎾Clarence Clark -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1859 d.6/29/1937 (77)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏒Frank Patrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1885 d.6/29/1960 (74)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Executive, Hockey Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1904-1924
Sports Teams: Vancouver Maroons (PCHA), Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), Nelson Hockey Club (WKHL), Renfrew Creamery Kings (NHA), Montreal Victorias (ECAHA)

🏆🥊Primo Carnera -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/26/1906 N.S. d.6/29/1967 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Wrestler, Italian
Misc: heaviest heavyweight-boxing champion of the world (270 lbs) from June 29, 1933, when he knocked out Jack Sharkey in six rounds in New York City, until June 14, 1934, when he was knocked out by Max Baer in 11 rounds, also in New York City.

🏆🏈John "Paddy" Driscoll -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1895 N.S. d.6/29/1968 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Quarterback, College Football Coach
Misc: in the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Hammond Pros (1919), Decatur Staleys (1920), Chicago Cardinals (player 1920-1925, coach 1920-1922), Chicago Bears (player 1926-1929, coach 1956-1957), Marquette (college coach 1937-1940)

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🏆🏈Jack Christiansen -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/20/1928 d.6/29/1986 (57)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Defensive, College Football Coach
Misc: returned 1,084 yards in punt returns with 8 TDs
Sports Teams: Colorado State, Detroit Lions (player 1951-1958), San Francisco 49ers (coach 1963-1967), Stanford University (coach 1972-1976), Kansas City Chiefs (coach 1977), Seattle Seahawks (coach 1978-1982), Atlanta Falcons (coach 1983)

🎵Elizabeth Libba Cotten -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1892 N.S. or 1/5/1893 or 1/5/1895 d.6/29/1987 N.S. (94)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Blues Singer, Folk Singer
Misc: no source agrees on birth year

🏆🏈Arnie Weinmeister -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1923 d.6/29/2000 (77)
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, NFL Tackle, CFL Figure
Misc: AAFC figure; 4x Pro Bowl, 6x All-Pro
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (AAFC, 1948-1949), New York Giants (1950-1953), British Columbia Lions (CFL, 1954-1955)

✍🎭Carl Reiner -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/20/1922 N.S. d.6/29/2020 N.S. (98)
Hall of Famer, Novelist, Comedy Writer (m), Actor, Comedian, Producer/Director (m)
Names/Places: b. in Bronx, N.Y.
Misc: frequent game show panelist
Album Titles: The 2000 Year Old Man
TV Shows: Your Show of Shows, Sid Caesar Invites You, Caesar's Hour (as George Hansen), Dick Van Dyke Show (as boss Alan Brady), Good Heavens (as Mr. Angel), Father of the Pride (as Sarmoti)
Movie Titles: Oh God! (director), The Jerk (director)

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